PREMIER HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC
LOCATED: 3600 RICHARDS ROAD, NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR 72117
PREMIER HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC was cited by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES for the following deficiencies:
PLEASE NOTE: The following highlighted quoted text is only a portion of the full report/survey submitted by DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES. The full report/survey can be found here.
FACILITY FAILED TO PROVIDE CARE BY QUALIFIED PERSONS ACCORDING TO EACH RESIDENT’S WRITTEN PLAN OF CARE
**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
Based on observation, record review and interview, the facility failed to ensure compression stockings were applied according to the physician’s plan of care, to improve circulation and prevent potential complications for 1 (Resident #5) of 1 case mix residents who had physician orders for compression stockings. This failed practice had the potential to affect 7 residents who had physician orders for compression stockings per a list provided by the Director of Nursing (DON) on 9/17/15 at 8:45 a.m.
On 9/14/15 at 1:08 p.m., the resident was sitting in a wheelchair in his room. There were no compression stockings in place on the resident’s lower extremities. His legs were edematous. The resident was asked if he ever wore his compression stockings and he stated, “sometimes they put them on me; but most of the time they don’t.”
On 9/16/15 at 11:18 a.m., Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) #2 was asked about Resident #5’s order for compression stockings. LPN #2 was then shown the resident’s MAR and was asked to verify her initials, indicating the resident was wearing compression stockings on 9/15/15 [during her shift] and today [9/16/15]. LPN #2 stated, “I thought that I called myself looking at the compression stockings when I signed the MAR; I do not know what happened … the nightshift usually puts them on and removes them in the evening.”
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